How to Watch Starwars With Computer Symbols on Command Prompt

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This is just a wierd trick I learned so I decided to post this. You can watch most of the beginning of the first Starwars movie, which is episode IV from command prompt made by some guy. It's pretty cool.

DISCLAIMER: I am not taking credit for this. I am in no way responsible for making or being a part of making this trick. I am just doing my part in letting you all know about it.

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Step 1: Opening Command Promp

Go to the start menu, go to accessories, and command prompt should come up.

Step 2: Type in the Command

The command to watch the starwars movie is the following:
Telnet Towel.blinkenlights.nl

Type that in letter for letter (including the space between Telnet and Towel) in command prompt. Two messages should come up for a little bit, then the movie will start playing.

Step 3: The Result

Now the fun part- Just sit back and watch. It's poor quality due to the fact it was made frame by frame with computer symbols, but this must have taken the guy who made this forever.

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174 Discussions

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davisjonathan380ReCreate

Reply 8 months ago

Most likely telnet has not been enabled. You can do it via Control Panel or via this simple command:
pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"
Hope it helps!

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darthtrooperReCreate

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

it is real as long as you go to run, type cmd, then type telnet, type o, then type towel.blinkenlights.nl and there you have it!

umm, i think telnet is just a logon for internet before there was world wide web like when DOS was used you would logon to like .nl  for example the netherlands and see what they're doing, its just a protocol really, its real, and i know it haha, my father is a genius when it comes to these things,

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emedina94ReCreate

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

telnet is the 50 year old(ok 20) internet. you need to have access to the net.
Wikipedia explains it better.
it was internet before html was invented

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NetDexChromatica

Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

It works in vista. Go to programs and features and in the left hand side there is something that says "Turn Windows Features On or Off". Tick mark "Telnet Client" and "Telnet Server" and click OK. Then wait. To check if it worked, type telnet in CMD. If it says "Telnet" is not recognized as a internal command, external command of batch file. If it works, you are done and follow the steps on this instructable.

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ChromaticaNetDex

Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

i no the same thing but I was to lazy to put it in the comment boards (but he was using XP)